Thursday, 5 March 2015

Renulek's Wiosna 2015 WIP 6

Round 6 of this doily is done. This round with the last, looks very pretty. Decided to use orange crush in both rounds and the previous flowers which seemed to pop has now faded into this design element and shaped up nicely.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


When my sister's cat meows, it sounds like he is saying 'now'.

"Feed me"

"Let me out"

"Play with me"

"Fill fresh water in my bowl"

"Pay me some attention (instead of the dogs)"

He is a sweet cat. 
Who can resist those eyes?

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Tatted Centrepiece WIP 5

The remaining twelve daisies in apricot is done and blocked. That is my new blocking board, not as sturdy as my irobot packing box lid but it can be built to a larger piece. Got it from Daiso ($2 shop). It came 2 in a pack so I got 4 packs. 

The doily is now at its finished size of approximately 20 inches across. It is not done yet. I have to tat some filler flowers in between the daisies. You can see one at about 4 o'clock.  

Monday, 2 March 2015

Hoya Blooms

The Hoya carnosa bloomed in time for the new year. I got the plant at the garden show in August last year. It has a mild fragrance but the flowers do not last longer than a couple of days. But aren't they just beautiful?

Saturday, 28 February 2015


No longer by my side but forever in my heart.

Dear Umi,

Tsuru is still jealous of you.
Comes running whenever I call your name.
Shhhh . . .  don't tell her, 
it is now my trick to get her to come to me.
She is clueless. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Renulek's Wiosna 2015 WIP 5

I am all set for the next round. The orange crush seems to pop next to the turquoise. I think this pattern is perfect for a tat along as each tatter has put in their colour interpretations and all looks so lovely. What is yet to come?

Thursday, 26 February 2015


Cars queueing to cross the immigration checkpoints into Malaysia last week for lunar new year. It normally takes about 3 hours to drive to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore but on that day it took us 6 hours. On several points on the highway, traffic came to a crawl. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Renulek's Wiosna 2015 WIP 4

Can you see the holes in my blocking board? Looks like I need a new board. 

I just started on Round 5. Should be done soon, I hope!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Ang Chao Mee Suah

This is one of the dishes we had for new year's day lunch. It is chicken soup cooked with a traditional Chinese rice wine poured over mee suah / vermicelli. 

Monday, 23 February 2015

Tatted Centrepiece WIP 4

Twelve daisies tatted and joined. There isn't enough thread to tat the remaining 12. I chose an apricot shade to continue with. It isn't perfect but hopefully it will still be pretty.